PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe was asked on Sirius XM NBA radio who would win in a series between the Philadelphia Sixers and the Kentucky Wildcats.
“I’ll definitely take Kentucky,” Bledsoe said. “I think Philly would probably get maybe one game.”
Bledsoe, who will be in Philly to face the 0-11 Sixers on Friday night, said of the fans, “I know they’re going to be mad, but I love my Wildcats.”
Actually, Sixers fans agree with Bledsoe. Approximately 75-percent of fans voting on Thursday’s 94WIP Morning Show Audio Roadshow said a top college hoops team would indeed, beat the Sixers.
The 3-0 Kentucky Wildcats are the No. 1 ranked NCAA basketball team and carry a handful of potential NBA players. However, under NBA rules, Vegas says the Sixers would be 16-point favorites per @RJinVegas. If college rules applied in a game between the two teams, the spread would decrease to a ten-point line, and that would continue to diminish as the season progressed and Kentucky gained more experience.
According to WhatIfSports.com, based on 1,001 simulations on a neutral court, Kentucky would beat the Sixers 8.4% of the time, while Michigan State would actually beat the Sixers 10.1% of the time.
While it’s extremely unlikely and probably impossible for this game ever to happen, something tells me the ratings and attendance would be enormous.
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